Listen Up London, UK
Oct 31, 2019Full time
We are currently recruiting for a motivated Press Assistant with a passion for electronic, pop and urban music and industry relevant experience to join our rapidly growing team in London. The Press Assistant is responsible for supporting the Press Managers with the organisation and coordination of artists’ campaigns. About Us: Established in 2009, Listen Up offer a tailored range of bespoke radio, club, streaming, online and print promotion campaigns globally through our LA and London offices. In 2014 after recognising a gap in the market we moved our services stateside and opened an additional arm of the business in LA. Specialising in electronic music and events, we place our clients directly in the spotlight with the experience and knowhow to oversee thoughtful, effective and engaging campaigns. With a client roster boasting the likes of MK, Snakehips, Jonas Blue, Gorgon City, Black Coffee, Theophilus London, Snakehips, Marshmello, and Samm Henshaw, Listen Up are now recognised as one of the market leaders in the world of music promotion services. We have grown massively over the last 10 years with offices in both the UK and US. Job Description: Ensuring you have all assets for a campaign (MP3s, Press Shots, Artwork, Biographies etc) to create press packs on Egnyte. Setting up private streams and MP3 links for press managers to pitch with. Reaching out to tour promoters to discuss press opportunities around dates. Facilitate artist interviews with journalist and when appropriate directly conducts interviews with artists on behalf of journalists. Transcribing interviews and drafting interview questions. Writing press releases. Keeping the Listen Up socials (FB, Twitter and Instagram) updated with any clients news/features that have gone live that day/week. Keeping the gig guide and release schedule tabs on the Listen Up Google doc updated. Keeping the International Festival Doc updated as new press lists come through. Collecting papers each week. Taking notes during press meets and sending to press team afterwards. Handling master database ensuring that all contacts are up to date and new ones are added as they come through. Auditing for news posts and features. Scanning and sending round magazine and newspapers clippings. Sending round Intelligent Media clippings Sending round Response Source updates. Sending round Wednesday/Thursday Brainstorm reminders. Create reports for press managers and coordinators. Setting up Press Releases for Press Managers in Mailchimp. Attends artists’ events to enhance relationship in addition to raising the profile of yourself and Listen Up. On-going listening to and reviewing of music. Ensures all online copy is correct and organises for amends when necessary. Keeps fully up to date on artist tour schedules. Attends artists’ events to enhance relationship in addition to raising the profile of yourself and Listen Up. Ensures consistent communication of Listen Up’s brand image both internally and in the industry. Key focus area of this role: Effectively communicating throughout the business Auditing for news posts and features. Facilitate artist interviews with journalist and when appropriate directly conducts interviews with artists on behalf of journalists. Ensuring you have all assets for a campaign (MP3s, Press Shots, Artwork, Biographies etc) to create press packs on Egnyte. Keeping the Listen Up socials (FB, Twitter and Instagram) updated with any clients news/features that have gone live that day/week. Key Competencies: Competent and creative copywriter. Acts with discretion, integrity and professionalism at all times. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills across all levels of people in and outside of Listen Up staff. Develops and maintains strong relationship with colleagues, clients and external suppliers. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ensure all reports, data and written work are proofread before submitting. Be a cooperative team player willing to resolve issues for the good of all. Actively participates and seeks continual professional development. Keeps up to date with contemporary trends and news within music, media and entertainment. Proactively takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Has a collaborative approach to teamwork. Positive attitude. Conscientious worker with a self-motivating attitude. Knows how to handle themselves under pressure and ability to bounces back from setbacks. Ability to take constructive criticism with grace and humility. Fully proficient level of competency of all mainstream software packages relevant to role (Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, Google Docs). Shows initiative and adopts a proactive approach. Identifies issues and resolves promptly. Manages and prioritising workload effectively. Successfully handles multiple tasks. What to expect from us: You will be based in our offices within the vibrant heart of Camden, a few minutes’ walk from excellent transport links with the added delights of the world famous market. We value and listen to our staff whilst maintaining a fun collaborative environment, encourage new ideas and offer career progression. Our staff events are legendary and you will be join-ing our well established team where you will be given genuine care and support from your colleagues and Directors. To Apply: If you are interested in working with us, please ensure you meet our essential requirements and apply with a copy of your CV and a cover letter. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.